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Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
originally fought against the idea, but kpix 5 lynn ramirez found one man who has had a change of heart. >> reporter: he's ahead of the curve when it comes to san jose's new minimum wage law. >> we ended it rolling out in december instead of waiting all the way to march to do it. >> reporter: and the owner chuck hammer says a funny thing happened when he boosted prices and raised pay. workers became happier and more productive. >> it makes a big difference when you wake up in the morning and check your account and you can be able to pay for everything that you need. >> reporter: and customers barely noticed the 25-cent increase on slices. >> we've had a couple of customers notice, but when they find out it's all going to the employees, they like our employees, our employees are happy. so it's all worked out fine. >> reporter: that's not how it all started out. the voter-approved initiative which raises the minimum wage in san jose from $8 an hour to $10 was fought by business groups, including the san jose chamber of commerce. >> i've heard more compl
Mar 2, 2013 7:00am PST
head out the door today. and then more changes coming mid week. the forecast is coming after a break. yet our tran , it is a paradox you might have noticed. we keep hearing about the need for more transit, yet our transit agencies are often strapped for cash. well, in one bay area community there is a pitch for a brand new rail system and as kpix5's elizabeth cook reports, to make the sell, they're pointing to the past. >>reporter: before getting around the ross valley looked like this, it looked like this. >> this is the old rail route that was here in the past. >>reporter: and that's just one selling point from those pushing for a marin county trolley system. >> and the trolley will save you time and money. it will bring a pure sensation of joy to your family, it will build our community and will be a beacon of hope for so many towns and villages across our great state. >>reporter: the plan is to put street car tracks in an existing roadway from fairfeax to san rafael >> it comes out center and then it'll come through the hub and go d
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